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Norris Wright Cuney
This paper concerns the life of Norris Wright Cuney (1846-1898), a Negro who became contracting stevedore on the Galveston wharves, collector of customs, alderman on the Galveston City Council, and a principal leader of ...
Engelbert Dollfuss and the destruction of Austrian democracy
When Engelbert Dollfuss became chancellor of Austria on May 10, 1932, he had no intention of destroying Austrian democracy. The idea of doing away with democracy never became an obsession with him; it was done more out of ...
The ratification of the first nuclear treaty: the test ban debate of 1963
The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was the proudest accomplishment of President Kennedy's one thousand days in the White House. It prohibited nuclear testing in the atmosphere, in space or under the oceans. The treaty was signed ...
Peace and reform: the attempts of the Meinl group to preserve the Habsburg Monarchy, 1917-1918
When Emperor Francis Joseph died in November, 1916, the new monarch Charles I ascended the throne to find the Austro-Hungarian empire in serious danger. Foodstuffs and raw materials were in short supply, dissident nationalities ...
The Townshend Acts in Virginia: the decay of Anglo-Virginian relations, 1767-1770
In the period from 1767 to 1770 an attitude toward the colonies matured in Britain which changed in no material way until the Carlisle Commission was formed in 1778. Sovereign power over the empire, lodged in Parliament ...